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Ergen: Viacom has to be 'realistic' about its 'deteriorated' ratings

Note to executives for media companies about to engage Dish Network in carriage negotiations: When listening to Dish Chairman and CEO Charlie Ergen, brace yourself.

TiVo agrees to deliver set-top data to Viacom for ad targeting

Viacom has signed a deal with TiVo Research and Analytics to use the DVR maker's data from its 2.3 million set-tops in Viacom's ad sales.

Cablevision, Viacom settle antitrust lawsuit, hint at 'mutually beneficial business arrangements'

Cablevision announced that it settled its antitrust lawsuit against Viacom. The companies did not announce the terms of their agreement. The companies also said that they are "simultaneously entering into mutually beneficial business arrangements," but they did not provide details.

AT&T renews Viacom pact, gets 'best deal in the industry'

AT&T said it has renewed its carriage deal with Viacom following the expiration of its carriage deal for U-verse on Sept. 30. The move ensures both U-verse and DirecTV customers will still be able to watch Viacom channels like MTV and Comedy Central.

Cablevision close to settling bundling suit with Viacom, report says

Cablevision's big anti-trust showdown with Viacom over program bundling could be headed for a quiet settlement.

Viacom's Dauman: Patrick Drahi's fresh Euro perspective will help the U.S. cable industry

Facing new regulations on broadband and declining fortunes in video, the U.S. cable industry could use the fresh European perspective of Patrick Drahi, said Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman.

Evercore: Dish-Viacom talks will be 'contentious,' but should be completed by early 2016

While some investment analysts have predicted that carriage renewal talks between Dish Network and Viacom will break down, Evercore's Vijay Jayant thinks both sides have too much to lose to wage a protracted blackout battle.

Viacom accuses Cablevision of being two-faced in discovery phase of bundling litigation

Viacom has fired a salvo in long-running anti-trust litigation with Cablevision, noting that the cable company's argument in the matter has been undermined by contradictory testimony in another unrelated legal case.

Will Dish and others join Suddenlink and Cable One in dropping Viacom? One firm says no

With declining advertising rates and market share, Wall Street analysts are lowering their outlooks on Viacom on worries that the programmer will suffer the brunt of the cord-cutting trend due to its relatively young viewership and lack of sports programming. And it is exactly those issues that are sparking concerns that other MVPDs will join Suddenlink and Cable One in dropping Viacom's channel lineup altogether.

Suddenlink loses 29,400 subscribers in Q2, calls losing Viacom a diminishing factor

Suddenlink Communications continues to lose basic video subscribers after failing to renew its contract with a major programming conglomerate, Viacom, late last year.